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Yonah Mountain Fall Spectacular

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Cleveland, GA
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Nov 5 2019  8:30 am >> Tue, Nov 5 2019 3:30 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Oct 30 2019 6:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Nov 4 2019 9:00 pm
Event Duration:7 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Please join us for a mid-week Fall hike at Yonah Mountain in nearby Cleveland, GA. Our efforts hopefully will yield spectacular views of the colorful valley below.

Although rated a D3, this is a challenging hike with about 1500 feet of elevation gain in a short distance, with some rugged terrain along the way. Our pace will be moderate (averaging about 2.5 mph), and we'll take a break at the summit to enjoy a snack and the scenery.

The duration of the event accounts for the carpool drive time as well as an optional lunch stop at Yonah Burger that your trip leaders plan to do. If driving direct, please be at the trailhead by 9:45am. If meeting at the carpool, please be there by 8:30am for an 8:40 departure.

This hike is not appropriate for beginners or inexperienced AOCers.

Photo courtesy Stacey Johnson.

Required Items to Bring:



Good hiking boots/shoes

Money for carpool driver

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.


Hiking poles

Jacket / sweater in case of cooler temps


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

The Yonah Mountain trailhead is located just north of Cleveland, GA off Chambers Road. (There's a short drive on a gravel road, but it's usually well maintained and even low-clearance vehicles do fine.)

The GPS coordinates are 34.637322, -83.725648 (N 34°38.24, W 83°43.54).

To find it in Google Maps, just search for "Mount Yonah Trailhead."

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):120Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:30 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $48.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

The hike will be cancelled if there's significant rain overnight or a high chance of rain that day.